Destination guide

Nature and fun near Bright holiday homes to rent

Fancy some stellar rock-climbing or hiking? Or maybe some skiing down idyllic, snow-covered slopes? The breathtaking town of Bright gives you easy access to all of these. This tranquil locale is situated on the edges of Mount Buffalo National Park and Alpine National Park, plus the ski resort of Mount Hotham. And for all you Tasmanian daredevils, Bright's also a centre for paragliding, hosting yearly festivals and competitions. And say hello to marvellous pastoral views of the forests, rivers and mountains that surround Bright vacation rentals. They're gorgeous all year long, but the colours really pop in autumn.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday accommodation in Bright

With so many gems of nature to admire, let's dive right in with the popular Mount Buffalo National Park. Most Bright vacation rentals are about 40 km from this splendid park that's rife with waterfalls, mountain hikes and more. Then you have Alpine National Park, which is Victoria's largest at a whopping 646,000 hectares. Here you can camp, fish, ski... really, you'll be able to find any type of outdoorsy fun you're craving. And right in Bright, bring your camera for Apex Lookout, which offers panoramic mountain views. And take a stroll in Bright Memorial Arboretum or a swim in the Ovens River.

Activities

What to do near Bright holiday rentals

If your idea of a perfect getaway is spending every possible moment outside, than your future is Bright vacation rentals! The Bright Autumn Festival draws loads of visitors who come to admire the vibrant foliage on the town's countless poplars, oaks and maples. And if you want to amp up the view to an 11, check out the paragliding launch sites sprinkled around and outside of the town. You can soar over the trees. And with wine and farm tours, cafe terraces, and beautiful hiking and biking trails, you'll always have a fresh way to enjoy the crisp, clean air.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Bright holiday homes

Autumn is hands down the most spectacular time for Bright, when the trees simply explode with colour. And right around Christmastime is popular too, when that southern sun heats up fast. With average highs in the upper 20s, plus very few chances for rain, Bright sets the stage for endless summer fun. And the winter's pretty swell too, featuring mild lows in the teens and frequent rain. Of course, rain in the mountains means snow, so June, July and August are the best months to get your ski on.

Natural highlights

A low-elevation town surrounded by high-in-the-sky peaks

While the surrounding area and National Parks are high in the skies, Bright itself has a low elevation of about 319 m. But this is a perfect way to gradually acclimate yourself to greater heights, especially if you're planning to hike, climb or hit the slopes. The rivers and dams are stocked with trout and yabbies, a native crustacean resembling a crawfish. If fishing's not reeling you in, check out the animals in a farm tour, or wander the trails for some fruitful birdwatching. And you might spy a platypus or wallaby too.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Bright

The nearest airport is in Albury, NSW (ABX), located 43.8 mi (70.4 km) from the city centre.

Family friendly

Family fun near Bright holiday homes

Families with kids will have no shortage of fun things to do in Bright. Holiday homes can be found near places like Bright Centenary Park, a public park with seating areas and ponds for swimming and fishing, and Howitt Park, a compact park with a large wooden children’s play structure. The Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail, a rail trail with scenic views through the valley, is another hightlight.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Bright holiday homes

Bright has an array of romantic places to explore on a couple’s trip. Holiday rentals are available near places like Apex Lookout, an overlook with panoramic mountain views and scenic walks, and Bright Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, an art gallery with unique works from local artists. You’ll also like Bright Memorial Clocktower, a landmark clocktower built to honour the fallen.

Where to stay near Bright?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 389 holiday rentals near Bright. From 230 Houses to 37 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bright for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bright?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Bright. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bright Golf Club: 459 holiday rentals
  • Alpine Visitor Information Centre: 457 holiday rentals
  • Bright City Clock Tower: 458 holiday rentals
  • Centenary Park: 457 holiday rentals
  • Valley View Walking Trail: 457 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bright listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bright?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 230 Houses in Bright. Our other popular types of Bright holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 37 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 65 holiday houses
  • Studios: 70 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bright?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 58 holiday homes with pool available in Bright. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.